Pendulum Drummer KJ Sawka Talks Reunion Performances, Debuts New Drum Cover

KJ Sawka, esteemed drummer and producer for such legendary groups as Pendulum and Destroid, sat down with Nest HQ this week to discuss his personal history within the industry and the future of Pendulum itself. After several mysterious teasers and hints at Pendulum’s reunion were released last year, Sawka told Nest that the iconic group would return for at least four, confirmed festival stops in 2017.

“Pendulum as its always so secret, but I’m super stoked about Pendulum live. We have put so much work into it… Well, we have four confirmed and released festivals thus far. The hype is real and Pendulum is doing it LIVE once again. We couldn’t be more stoked to rock the world with a truly live Electronic music experience once again.”

Sawka said he’s most looking forward to playing at Nova Rock Festival in Austria and SouthWest Four, as “Any festival in the UK is always such a pleasure as it’s kind of the home of Pendulum.”

He went on to discuss his rise to stardom, and several acts that he participated in along the way, as well as his memory of the craziest live show experience he ever witnessed.

“Pendulum was in Russia. Of course the crowd was going fucking ape-shit and the mosh pits were surreal. Then there was this massive bomb-fire in the middle of the arena. I was playing and almost shitting my pants. I asked Gareth, ‘Dude, WTF!’ He’s like, ‘keep playing, thats what happens here’.. It was cray”

In celebration of Pendulum’s quickly approaching return to the live circuit, Sawka even uploaded a new drum cover for fans to enjoy. In the clip, he takes Skrillex’s iconic remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” and flips it into a heavy, almost-metal island of drum paradise.

Check it out in the player, and click here to view Nest HQ’s complete interview with KJ Sawka.

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Win an Exclusive VIP Meet and Greet with W&W at Crush Arizona!

Grab your sweetheart, cozy up, and great ready to experience Crush AZ like you never have before. Here at YourEDM we have been given the chance to give away an amazing chance to win an exclusive VIP package to the event. The package includes two (2) VIP tickets (must be 21+), express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to the VIP viewing deck, passed hors d’oeuvres, one (1) comp drink, and private restrooms. Along with all of that you will be get to have a meet and greet with none other than W&W!

Taking place just outside of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona Crush is sure to leave you filled with love this Valentines day season. Get ready to have a night filled with memories that will last a lifetime because not only will you win the amazing package mentioned above but you will also be able to catch sets from the like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chris Lorenzo, DVBBS, GTA and more! You can check out the rest of the lineup below.

Enter for your chance to win below and remember that you will be able to share to both Twitter and Facebook daily to gain more entries. And just in case you don’t want to risk missing out on this event than don’t worry, tickets are still available for you to purchase here!

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Party Favor Takes On GTA

Debuting an EP that hits top 10 on Billboard, iTunes and Radio is very difficult task but Party Favor accomplished that with his hit EP ‘Party and Destroy’. Now Party Favor is back with a great remix to GTA’s “Lil Bit Of This”, which was featured on their album several months back. The remix hits right at home with some great 808 slaps, melodic pitch synths and a downtempo’d ending that would make anyone yell “Aye” about 30,000 times.

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Disclosure Among New Residents at LIGHT in 2015

LIGHT Nightclub is seriously stepping things up for its third year. As if the Mandalay Bay nightclub didn’t stand out already with its use of Cirque du Soleil performers, its residency roster for 2015 features a wide array of talent.

Beginning this month, LIGHT will expand past super star DJs with “The Beat Presented by LIGHT,” live open-format performances. Artists include GRAMMY award winning artists will.i.am and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Also making his debut is DJ Mustard, who will have a monthly residency in Las Vegas, the first of his career.

Don’t worry, LIGHT hasn’t forgotten about EDM. This year, Disclosure will be bringing their “Wild Life” shows to Las Vegas, which was recently a big success for New Year’s Eve in New York City. Fatboy Slim and Morgan Page will be joining the ranks as well. Returning to LIGHT is most notably techno titan Carl Cox, Axwell and Ingrosso, who made their first appearance as a duo there, and Alesso. The full list of 2015 residents can be found below. For dates, check out LIGHT’s website.

Alesso
A-Trak
Axwell
Baauer
Bassjackers
Carl Cox
Clockwork
Disclosure
DJ Mustard
FatBoy Slim
GTA
Henrix
Ingrosso
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
Morgan Page
Norman Doray
Stellar
Steve Powers
Sultan + Shepard
Tony Arzadon
will.i.am

 

Photo: Rukes

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New Skrillex Remix EP Leaked Early

Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb Remixes

Due to an error on iTunes, the upcoming Skrillex Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb Remixes EP has been released earlier than planned. Rumoured to be slated for a official release later this month the EP is jam packed full of quality. The EP contains 4 remixes from Skrillex & Zomboy, Teddy Killerz, GTA, and Jai Wolf.

The Skrillex & Zomboy remix should be special, seeing as they have such critically similar styles. This is the first collaboration they’ve been on together since the Foreign Beggars track “Still Getting It,” featuring Skrillex, remixed by ZomboyTeddy Killerz have always been known to throw down amazing eclectic tunes, and it seems Skrillex himself has been playing out the Jai Wolf remix extensively live.

You can check out the previews and buy the EP here: iTunes.

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GTA ‘Death To Genres’ Tour (First Ever Headlining Tour!)

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No one may have had a bigger 2013 than, Matt van Toth and Julio Mejia better known as ‘We Are GTA’. Miami’s own has absolutely left their mark on dance music, touring the world, countless collaborations, and establishing themselves as truly one of the most exciting dance acts in the world. We here at EDMsauce are beyond proud to announce GTA’s first North America headlining tour! The ‘DEATH TO GENRES Tour‘ is the perfect fitting tittle for the guys, they have showed us time and time again that they can kill on every level and release music on any label. From Spinnin, to Mad Decent, the guys have given us hip-hop, house, electro, trap, moombahton and everything in between. With much anticipated performances at Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella, this tour will leave an everlasting impression on North America’s electronic music scene for a very long time. Do not miss out on this movement, as we all put a ‘Death TO GENRES’!

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Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

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While everyone may have their eyes set on Coachella this April, not everyone may be able to sojourn all the way to the west coast for it — and Counterpoint Music & Arts Festival, happening on April 25-27, is the east coast’s answer for those who want a solid festival to attend. Based in Kingston Downs, Georgia, this festival has some overlap in their lineup with Coachella, such as Krewella, Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, GTA, Foster the People, Sleigh Bells, Chance the Rapper, and Outkast. But the lineup gets even better, featuring more dance music acts like Pretty Lights, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, Above & Beyond, A-Trak, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize, Griz, Minnesota, Kill Paris, Congorock, Mayhem, and Pegboard Nerds. Early-bird tickets are sold out, but Advanced GA passes start at $180.

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Want to be in Diplo & GTA’s Official Music Video “Boy Oh Boy?

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Have you ever wanted to be in a music video? Are you a fan of Diplo or GTA? Well now is the time to accomplish both. Diplo and GTA have announced that they are looking for fans to be apart of their music video “Boy Oh Boy” via vine video submission. Fans are required to upload their most unique vine app videos with the tag #BOYOHBOY for a chance to be in the video. All submissions must be sent by January 22nd! Diplo is known for his wacky and unusual videos, fans should take this to heart when creating their videos!

Link to Contest —> Boy Oh Boy Video Contest

Coachella Announce Official 2014 Lineup with Outkast, Zedd, The Glitch Mob

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place over two weekends, April 11-13th and April 18-20th. Coachella has just announced the official 2014 lineup and is nothing short of phenomenal. The lineup will include headliners such as Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire. Other artists include Disclosure, Pharrell, Lana Del Rey, Nas, Skrillex, MGMT, Chromeo, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Mogwai, Holy Ghost!, Classixx, Shlomo, Empire of the Sun, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, The Glitch Mob, Aloe Blacc, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, Duke Dumont, Fatboy Slim, Netsky, RL Grime, Headhunterz, GTA, TJR, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, UZ, Calvin Harris, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Flosstradamus, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Laurent Garnier, Krewella, Rudimental, AlunaGeorge, Showtek, Poolside, Daughter and many many more.

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Dzeko & Torres – 2013 In 10 Minutes

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Canadian DJ duo Dzeko & Torres have created a ten minute mix with their choices of the best music crafted during 2013. The compilation features music by Axwell, Zedd, GTA, Fatboy Slim, Tiesto and many others. Smooth mix thats well-worth listening to while you pre game to go out this beautifully cold saturday night. Stay warm, and happy new year! Listen to the 2013 In 10 Minutes mix by Dzeko & Torres below, it won’t disappoint.